Shilpa Gadwal

Shilpa Gadwal

Shilpa Gadwal has been with ASM since March 2015 in her role as a Career Advancement Fellow. She took her passion of career development in trainees and created an online  hub for ASM’s career resources and articles. She received her B.S in the Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:10

Making the Most When Starting a New Job

Job blocks CPThe first few months of a new job are critical in building your foundation for future success. But in all the excitement, many people miss the opportunity. If you take it slow, refine your presentation, and build your relationships, your first few months can be a springboard to your career development.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:54

Rules for Negotiating Job Benefits

agree handshake Career LPWe give you tips on how to negotiate not just your salary, but other benefits too.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:18

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

Interview Career LPDo you have an interview lined up? We share what to do and not do on interview day!

Interview Scrabble Career LPOftentimes employers want a candidate that can fill their hiring needs, make the company look good to others, and fit in with the company’s staff. We provide advice on how you can prepare for the interview. First, determine your goals, understand your true value, research your employer, and practice interviewing.

prepared LPYour first year of graduate school is a very exciting time full of new experiences and opportunities. It may seem like you will be in graduate school forever, but time will pass more quickly than you think. It's important to start thinking beyond graduate school about your career, even in the early stages. We share tips on how to prepare for your career early in graduate school.

Clinical Micro Lab DirectorSome you may want to oversee all of the functions of a clinical laboratory by becoming a clinical microbiology laboratory director. This not only requires knowledge of the clinical laboratory but also skills in analysis, problem-solving, personnel management and more. We provide tips on what you can do to become competitive for clinical microbiology lab director positions.

advice Career LPResearch suggests that one of the best ways to find out how you’d experience something is to see how others experienced it. So that’s why in this article, we asked postdocs and senior graduate students, “If you could go back in time and do one thing differently in graduate school, what would it be?” Some mentioned researching mentors before doing rotations, and others talked about taking care of themselves. Hear what others said.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:00

Working in Industry After Academia

Dr. David Henderson is a Scientist in the Clinical Affairs Department at Biofire Diagnostics. He shares his thoughts on transitioning from academia to industry, the differences he sees between the two worlds, and offers advice for students and postdocs who are interested in industry.

Two Scientists Career LPIf you are considering a postdoc after graduate school, then read about the do’s and don’ts of picking a postdoctoral mentor and lab.

lab microscope landing pageMedical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) who work in a clinical laboratory have many transferable research skills that make them attractive to science graduate school programs. The key is marketing these talents in your essays and interviews and to the admissions committee. We highlight some uniquely MLS skills sure to dazzle any graduate admissions committee.

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